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401 N. William Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Phone: (919) 947-1600
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Odell   Edmondson

Odell "Tony" Edmondson

Monday, July 25th, 1960 - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
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Goldsboro - Mr. Odell "Tony" Edmondson, 59, of Goldsboro,NC, traded his earthly instruments, to play for the heavenly choir on Thursday , February 13, 2020.

“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.” Jimmy Page

Odell Tony Edmondson, 59, of Goldsboro, NC passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He was born July 25, 1960 and was the son of the late Claude and Eleanor C. Edmondson. He was proceeded in death by his sister Jessie Dorothy “Dot” Jackson.

Tony was educated in the Wayne County Public Schools and was a proud graduate of the Goldsboro High School Class of 1978.

At an early age, Tony attended Goldsboro, Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. However, his music ministry led him to evangelize from church to church and city to city. His most recent church affiliation was under the leadership of Pastor Helen Reid and Deacon Mal Reid and the Pathway to Life United Holy Church Family of Fremont, NC.

Tony spent many years educating the youth through his employment and volunteering his god given talent at O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center, Wayne County Public Schools, and Cumberland County Schools which are all in NC.

Tony began his musical career at the age of 11. He was a self-taught guitarist and always had a unique way to make his guitar speak to your heart. He heard from God to make a joyful noise and not only did he believe that for himself, but he took it as a commission from God to share and teach all that he came in contact with. Tony was the CEO and Founder of Unity 'N' Vision Records/Studio Perfections where he did work as a producer and engineer. He was a song-writer, composer of gospel and love songs, and produced jingles for radio, tv commercials, and youth of all ages. For over two decades, he has performed for churches, concert halls, with different artists, and many other events. His performances have spanned across the country. Tony was a Christian Minister of Music. He believed that Jesus Christ died on the cross to redeem man-kind of all sins. He was a humble servant and very excited about what God had gifted him to do as a singer and guitarist. He touched the lives of many. Tony’s passion for music and people was a reflection of his belief.

Tony’s awards and accomplishments include the 1995 Governor Easley Award for School Volunteer, the 2004 Lamplighter Shirley Caesar Award, the Humanitarian for the State of North Carolina, the Fine Works of Education on the Behalf of Children, and many others.

Tony is survived by his sister Mable Graham of Manapattan, Massachusetts. He will be forever remembered by his siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, family members, and a host of special friends.

A true musician never dies, he just stops performing live.





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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Serenity Memorial Funeral Home
    Address
    401 N. William Street
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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    Notes
    There will be a Musical Celebration in Tony's honor on Friday from 6pm Until 8 pm on Friday at Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church
    Address
    1314 Ben Brewington Court
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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    Notes
    There will be a Musical Celebration in Tony's honor on Friday from 6pm Until 8 pm on Friday at Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church
  • Musical

    Friday, February 21st, 2020 | 6:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 21st, 2020 6:00pm
    Location
    Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church
    Address
    1314 Ben Brewington Court
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Goldsboro Chapel FWB Church
    Address
    1314 Ben Brewington Court
    GOLDSBORO, NC 27530
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Kathy Williams

Posted at 02:01am
Tony, it was a very beautiful day the first time I met you and we performed together for the first. I enjoyed the talks we shared. Never expected you to leave so soon. May you rest in peace. A Legend to be remembered.
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Judith E Davis

Posted at 08:34pm
Dear God,
Tony every song that you sang here was so personalized, touched the listener's heart. You came to my father's birthday party where you touched everyone of my family member's heart especially dad.
Thanks for sharing you talents, gift of music with us. We will miss you.
May God Bless you in your new place with his heavenly angels.
Friends forever,
Judith Ezzell Davis & Family
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APOSTLE MARY BUNCH

Posted at 03:08pm
To the family of brother Tony, I just want to say that he was a blessing two out Ministry the Abundant love Ministry he was always there when we needed his help and he was a friend in deed keep looking up and be encouraged.
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Faye Beamon

Posted at 10:27am
Condolences to the family.TONY rest peacefully and satisfied as you journey home.Much love to you from Percy ,Faye,Jeremy,Destiny and Andrielle Beamon
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Reverend Verna and Albert Daye

Posted at 10:02pm
It was my pleasure and priviledge to have Tony as my musician at weddings and other events. Tony's love for music and his love for God was infectious. He was a joy to be around, and always pushed us to give 100% in all we did for the Lord. Tony will be missed, but the legacy he leaves with us will be remembered by all who knew him.
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